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Rotary wants to help you help your community

The Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola. Photo credit: Shannon Nickinson

Rotary Club of Pensacola is taking grant applications for community projects by charitable 501(c)3 organizations.

The Club supports targeted projects that address areas such as peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, or economic and community development.

Grant applications must be received by March 1.

Recipients will be notified in May.

Download an application Form by visiting www.pensacolarotaryclub.org/grants.

The Rotary Club of Pensacola, the “downtown” club, was organized March 9, 1915, with 54 charter members and was the second Rotary Club in Florida. Today, the club has over 200 members.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries.

The Pensacola club actively supports worthwhile causes both here on the Gulf Coast and around the world. Last year, the club, with the aid of a grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, built the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park.